Gina Mortellaro-Gomez: B.A., M.S.O.M., L.Ac., C.H., NCCAOM Dipl. O.M.
- Gina began her studies in the field of health over 12 years ago, earning a B.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She utilized her degree working as an athletic trainer, and has also spent some time working within the Western Medical field as a nurse. Gina continued her studies & earned her Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine from South West Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. She is a certified diplomat in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). This includes certifications in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology, as, well as, certification in Clean Needle Technique.
- Following graduation, Gina received advanced clinical training and a post-graduate diploma in Chinese Herbology from the Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing, China. She also completed an advanced clinical externship in “Ancient Chinese Medicine” (ACM) specializing in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology & Meditation, receiving a post-graduate diploma from The Shanghai Insight Ancient Chinese Medicine Training Center in Shanghai, China. During her time in China, Gina also spent an extensive amount of time studying Tui Na, Tai Ji & Qi Gong. Upon her return from China, Gina completed an advanced clinical apprenticeship in Acupuncture Sports Medicine with Whitfield Reeves, D.O.M. Gina’s training also includes adjunct therapies such as, Moxibustion, Cupping, Guasha, Auriculotherapy, Tui Na, Shiastu, and Dietary and Lifestyle changes.
- Gina holds a Chinese Nutrition certification from Yo San University, as well as, a certification in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, and a level II certification in Acutonics®. Gina has over 3,500 hours of professional training in Oriental Medicine.
- In addition to her formal studies, Gina has spent an extensive amount of time traveling abroad in China, Nepal and Thailand and strives to take her experiences and time from being abroad and apply them not only in her day to day life but also within her medical practice.
- Because Chinese Medicine holds the philosophy of reviewing the body & its systems as a “whole”, Gina likes to consider herself as a “general practitioner” with the ability to address a number of imbalances within the body through treating the entire human landscape. Gina does however, hold specialties in Obstetrics & Gynecology (including infertility), Musculoskeletal issues, Sports Medicine & Athletic Enhancement, and Herbal Medicine. In practice, Gina has a very therapeutic touch and a gentle, yet, effective acupuncture style.
- Gina is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado and the American Association of Oriental Medicine.